The 30 week project - conclusion
Much against my track record, my own expectations, and to my great surprise - I finished my 30 week project successfully. In my mind the project also involved sharing what books I've read each week, but I just didn't get time to do so because of work. Which is all the same since I am going to make up for it now :-)For now I am just going to list all the books that I read over these past weeks. Later I will give one post each to those books that I want to talk about.
So here goes the list.
I continued what I'd started with books on Hindi cinema (about Helen and Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron) and spent some time with the following books.
|Week 12 |
"Disco Dancer - A comedy in five parts"
by Anuvab Pal
|Week 13 |
"Deewar - The footpath, the city, and the angry young man"
by Vinay Lal
|Week 14 |
"Popcorn Essayists - What movies do to writers"
by Jai Arjun Singh
|Week 15 |
"The Greatest Show on Earth - Writings on Bollywood"
by Jerry Pinto
|"Mr Monk goes to Hawai"|
|"Mr Monk and the two assistants"|
|"Mr Monk in trouble"|
|"Mr Monk and the blue flu"|
|"Mr Monk in outer space"|
|"Mr Monk and the dirty cop"|
Somewhere in between I also got a Kindle Fire and read my first book on it, in week 22.It was the book "I have a dream" from Rashmi Bansal, someone whose blog I have been following for a long time now. It was a nice experience to read my first e-book, so there's definitely going to be a post about this book.
At this point I was still more interested in easy yet engaging books on account of being busy at work and I zeroed in on "The witness for the prosecution and other stories" by Agatha Christie and The novella "God's Debris - A thought experiment" by Dilbert creator Scott Adams.
After that I was looking for some easy yet engaging reads, and here the Mr Monk books by Lee Goldberg came to my rescue. They occupied me over weeks 16-21.
While the stories served the intended purpose, the book by Scott Adams was too thought provoking to be an easy read. I am not sure if I would do a post on it, but I would definitely recommend it. It is available for free download (legally) and isn't too long.
The final six weeks have seen some heavy duty reading from me but I don't have too much to show for it. That's because I have been engrossed in Stieg Larsson's "The girl with the dragon tattoo trilogy" on my kindle fire.
So far I have finished the first two books and I am midway through the third one. They are pretty engaging and very well written. I would recommend the trilogy in a heartbeat without having read the third one.
So this is how my 30 week project went. At the end of it I am happy that I decided to do it :-)